(Gutierrez, Gerardo - 2016) -- ACLS Fellows (ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships) Award or Honor Receipt uri icon

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  • Professor Gutiérrez’s research explores how political and economic processes shape landscapes, as human social groups establish, maintain and contest territorial boundaries. Particularly interested in prehistoric peoples, he draws upon diverse sources of information, including archaeology, epigraphy, indigenous writing systems, primary historical documents in archives and modern and historical cartography and ethnography; he is also an expert in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). His ACLS fellowship project looks into the creation of indigenous títulos primordiales, a type of documentation developed during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in colonial Mexico that narrated a community’s origins.